By signing the Mental Health at Work Commitment, we are demonstrating our commitment to foster a workplace culture where all our team can thrive. In our commitment to achieving better mental health outcomes and a genuine longer-term positive impact on people’s wellbeing, we are joining a growing movement of over 1000 organisations including including: Accenture, B&Q, Barclays Bank, BT, Bupa UK, Deloitte UK, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Historic England, IBM, Network Rail, Santander UK, Save the Children UK, Sky, and many more.
New mental health research from Deloitte has revealed that the cost to employers of
poor mental health has increased, to up to £56bn in 2020-21 compared to £45bn in
2019, and investment in workplace support and interventions remains a key issue. The
pandemic has changed our ways of working, and Deloitte’s findings show that the mental health challenges following the pandemic have undoubtedly had a huge impact on employees.
Sarah Merrington, Mental Health at Work Programme Manager, added: “Many leading
employers have found that making a strategic commitment to the mental wellbeing of
their workforce not only benefits their staff but also their bottom-line, improving productivity and staff retention. Rates of burnout, anxiety, and depression are at record
levels. With one in six British workers experiencing mental illness, now is the time for
businesses to make a change and start creating more mentally healthy workplaces.”
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important.